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Old 23.08.2011, 20:04
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Declaration of imported household furniture/appliances

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Do you know if it is required to declare imported household furniture or appliances? That is, if I bring some furniture and household appliances from another country, do I need to declare them somewhere?
If so, what is the procedure? Do they have to be declared at a custom's office (on the boarders) or somewhere else?

Canton of Vaud, if that matters.

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Old 23.08.2011, 21:03
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Hello.

Do you know if it is required to declare imported household furniture or appliances? That is, if I bring some furniture and household appliances from another country, do I need to declare them somewhere?
If so, what is the procedure? Do they have to be declared at a custom's office (on the boarders) or somewhere else?

Canton of Vaud, if that matters.

Thank you.
When you bring your things, you should inventory them really, really
well for when you cross the border. You should say that they are
household items and nothing is new. They will usually just let you
pass, but you have to have the appearance of being organized.

A friend of mine arrived with a van at the Basel border at 11:30pm, and
they emptied the entire van to inventory what was in it.
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When you bring your things, you should inventory them really, really
well for when you cross the border. You should say that they are
household items and nothing is new. They will usually just let you
pass, but you have to have the appearance of being organized.

A friend of mine arrived with a van at the Basel border at 11:30pm, and
they emptied the entire van to inventory what was in it.
Thank you for the "inside" :P info.
So the only "tricky" part is when crossing the boarders?

All of them are old, so no taxation is applied, right?
And after that, no need to declare anything.
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Re: Declaration of imported household furniture/appliances

I shipped my furniture in a container, and it was perfectly
itemized. They rubber stamped it and let it through without
inspection.

If you have any new items, take them out of the original
packing.
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Re: Declaration of imported household furniture/appliances

So can you drive across the border at any time of the day? I've read that you have to pass at certain times when the customs for private goods is open? Can you advise more please - what border station in Basel did your friend use at that time of the night?


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So can you drive across the border at any time of the day? I've read that you have to pass at certain times when the customs for private goods is open? Can you advise more please - what border station in Basel did your friend use at that time of the night?
I would assume that if the Swiss custom is closed when you pass by the border, then there is nothing you need to do (aka, no declaration). Please correct me if I was wrong.

And there are quite some border crossings where the customs office closes at night or even for the whole weekend!
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Old 19.09.2011, 21:45
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I would assume that if the Swiss custom is closed when you pass by the border, then there is nothing you need to do (aka, no declaration). Please correct me if I was wrong.

And there are quite some border crossings where the customs office closes at night or even for the whole weekend!
Wrong. It's your responsibility to go through the border at the correct point and when the border is open.
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